These figures were debunked, however, as StatsCan reassessed the census data. Due to a computer error, the first batch of information was deemed largely inaccurate, reports CBC.
Originally, it was said that 8.1% of Quebecers spoke English as their mother tongue and the amount of Anglophones in the province jumped up by 57,000 people.
In actuality, only 7.5% of Quebecers are native English speakers and the total number of Anglophones only increased by around 2,000, according to the new StatsCan data.
Some political leaders found the original census figures troubling, one going as far as saying English-speakers shouldn't be able to immigrate to Quebec.
Not that the same politicians will all be happy to hear about another finding in the updated StatsCan data: Quebec's total number of French-speakers is declining.
Back in 2011, the time of the last major census, about 80% of all Quebecers spoke English at home.
Now, in 2017, that number has dropped to 79%.
One percentage point doesn't seem like the biggest of deals, but in Quebec, where language ties into culture and identity so strongly, the fact that the number of people who actively speak French at home is declining will definitely be source of concern.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.